I spent my “executive time” last night watching The Avengers (2012) on the cable. I haven’t seen it since a midnight screening opening night, but I remembered a few things from it; most of it I’d forgotten, though, and I did nod off in act 2…but I do that almost every night. I was entertained […]
The Hugo Awards were hosted last night – and hosted by no less than comics and TV writer Paul Cornell. An awards ceremony focusing across a range of different media, two of the awards on the night went to comic properties Steve Morrishttp://stardarkcity.wordpress.com/
Firstly, there’s such a thing as a comic called THOR: THE DARK WORLD, “Prelude”, a two-part “limited series” introduced this month which is apparently designed as a movie tie-in meant to bridge the gap for readers between the first THOR film and the new DARK WORLD film set for release in the US on November […]
The first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]
Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, he […]
Boom! passed along the cover of STEED AND MRS PEEL #9 for your perusal. It’s by Joe Corroney . Inside Caleb Monroe and Yasmin Liang pen a story that finds Steed and Peel in terrible danger from a bad guy named John Cartney—and there seems to be some kind of karate involved as well. The book goes on sale in May.
The Oscar nominations were announced the other day. To no one’s surprise, the screenplay for The Avengers was not among them. That’s a shame, because the screenplay for The Avengers is a startling model of precision, density and propulsion. It manages to juggle no fewer than ten wildly disparate main characters in its ensemble cast and give each of them weight, clarity and purpose. Dear readers, I’ve worked on many a comic-book movie, none of which ever got near production. To get one superhero narrative to work is damn near impossible; The Avengers soars with seven.
Ed Brubaker has a veritable slew of projects in development for TV and feature films, including Rising Suns, an espionage thriller to air on NBC and an adaptation of his graphic novel Coward, that Electric City is producing (via THR and Deadline) Woot! Master MC, The RZA of the Wu Tang Clan, is teaming up […]
By Steve Morris Via that very best of methods: the Dustin Weaver giganti-cover. The covers for issues 1-3 of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers relaunch have been revealed by Marvel today, establishing that more X-Men have moved over to Cap’s Crew. While there are no surprises about which members of the Avengers movie cast made it into […]
Jason, the great cartoonist of I KILLED ADOLF HITLER, ATHOS IN AMERICA, and so on, is the person who didn’t like THE AVENGERS: